Monthly Archives: November 2013

From the hide

The Oxford Dictionary’s description of a hide is : ‘a camouflaged shelter used to observe wildlife at close quarters’ .. If your game viewing vehicle is full – 12 in total – it’s a mad silent scramble to get a good … Continue reading

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Our six year olds have graduated !!

Both Erin and Connor are at the end of their  last year in pre-primary school.  Cannot believe how time has flown!!  It wasn’t long ago they were littlies!!  Next year they’ll both be in Big School .. Grade 1. We, unfortunately, couldn’t go to … Continue reading

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Nature at it’s best

… at Leopard Mountain Game Lodge Glorious sunrise from our chalet .. Up bright and early for the game drive before breakfast .. Female Nyala … Duiker before he scampered off into the thicket ..  (Duiker is a very small buck … Continue reading

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In the African bush

You’ve seen the lodge .. Leopard Mountain Game Lodge … where we stayed for 3 nights .. now for the games drives, animals and scenery Arriving in the afternoon, we had time to freshen up before hopping on the game … Continue reading

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Leopard Mountain Game Lodge

Our next stop, after Rawdons in the Midlands, was Leopard Mountain, about a 4/5 hour drive from Nottingham Road.  We drove, only the four of us, in two cars !!!!  .. both cars packed with wedding stuff … hubby and I in … Continue reading

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Incy wincy with the blues .. and pinks

Incy Wincy usually climbs up the spout .. this big guy hid behind the drain pipe spout so that he wouldn’t get ‘washed out’ with the lovely, gentle rain we had last night … .. commonly known as the ‘rain spider’ or … Continue reading

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Rawdons Hotel and surrounds, Nottingham Road

As I said in my FarSide Farm post, after Elaine and Bryan’s wedding, hubby and I, with Terry and Paola, went further afield for a short break.  We stayed one more night in the Midlands, staying at Rawdons Hotel and … Continue reading

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